There has been transformation in the fourth estate, particularly in terms of the state of newspapers and radio since apartheid, writes Glenda Daniels.
Independent journalism is integral to a thriving democracy and we can't lie down whenever those in power would seek to mute it, argues Glenda Daniels.
Newspapers have to creep out of their comfort zones to service an ever-growing platform-agnostic readership.
For the first time, online and social media texts are being regulated alongside printed material
The ANC's proposed media appeals tribunal is just another way to entrench sunshine journalism.
Glenda Daniels asks if it is the adoption of English that gives us the "grammar" of colonialism.
A wonderful opportunity in the form of a spanking new press code has presented itself to the media.
In her book Fight for Democracy: The ANC and the Media in South Africa, Glenda Daniels explores the ruling party's relationship with the media.
The Press Freedom Commission has called for more public participation and a hierarchy of penalties, but rejected the idea of a media tribunal.
A new regulatory regime is imminent for SA's newspaper industry wherein an independent regulator will have the power to impose fines on newspapers.